Operational Excellence Expert

Operational Excellence Expert
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Polpharma Biologics is a state-of-the-art biological R&D and manufacturing facility, one of the most modern in Europe. We have a fantastic, international team of experienced experts and dynamic young scientists with common goals and values. Biotechnology is our passion.

Together we develop medicines, offering a new hope to patients suffering from serious diseases. We create a passionate and friendly workplace environment. Join us!
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists to lead the efforts to generate OE and site strategy, to identify and develop systems and support for ongoing site efforts: process improvement, daily management system, and culture. Plan, lead, drive and execute business critical improvement projects to deliver successful results using Lean/DMAIC approach.
  • Collaborate with site department subject matter experts and Director of OE to identify and drive crucial efforts leading to sustainable improvement for the site for the medium to long term strategy.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the site coaching others in the philosophy, methods, tools and techniques of process improvement to increase the capability of the business to respond to problems.
  • Communicate project progress and promote project achievements to maintain awareness of improvement activity on the site across the network and with corporate leadership.
  • Support improvement project business case to secure the necessary support and resources for success. Work with the business to identify and report milestone project progress and work with project sponsors and site leadership to address major barriers to progress to ensure projects are delivered to plan.
  • Kaizen: Create a culture of continuous improvement through kaizen. Drive stepwise improvements in safety, quality, cost and delivery through kaizen events while harnessing the power of daily kaizen.
  • Quality Processes: Ensure the Organization is implementing the appropriate lean methodologies, e.g. VSM, standard work, pull systems, SMED, TPM, cellular manufacturing, 3P etc. to maximize productivity, capacity and throughput while minimizing lead time and WIP.
  • Transactional Processes: Lead the implementation of the appropriate lean tools, e.g. VSM, Transactional Process Improvement, variance reduction, etc. to maximize productivity and minimize lead-time in the front and back office areas.
  • Problem Solving: Instil a culture of problem solving throughout the organisation. Ensure that every level within the site utilizes the A3 problem solving methodology following the PDCA cycle. Application of problem solving spans from the 5 whys to Six Sigma Green/Black Belt initiatives.
  • Profitability and Growth: Lead efforts to identify and implement opportunities that will enhance profitability and growth for the division and site.
  • Process-Orientation: Identify and implement best in class lean processes and business intelligence to further enhance the pursuit of excellence.
  • Transfer and Educate the Operational Excellence Mind-set to the Departments.
  • Support OpEx Communication within the Organization.
If you have:
  •     Higher directional education.
  •     2-5 years of experience in a similar role.
  •     Expert understanding of Lean and Six Sigma principles.
  •     Experience in leading the transformation of a manufacturing site through implementation lean methodologies.
  •     Previous experience in leading OE/Lean initiatives.
  •     Experience in the implementation of lean management while spearheading the change management process.
  •     Previous experience in medical device or (bio)pharmaceutical company is a plus.
  •     Demonstrable knowledge of, and familiarity with, all TPS/Lean and Six Sigma tools including but not limited to: VSM, Standard Work, Pull Systems & Kanban, Lean Management, 5S/Visual Management, 3P, SMED, TPM. 
  •     Demonstrated track record of having delivered tangible results.
  •     Expert level in process improvement tools and methodologies.
  •     Hands on attitude to get things done with the ability to manage change to a successful conclusion.
  •     Energetic and enthusiastic style.
  •     Strong Communicator and Great Influencer skills.
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary; 
  • Relocation package;
  • Additional free day;
  • and more..
Why you should work with us
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